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Macroeconomic Fluctuations in a Stylized DSGE Model with Disequilibrium Dynamics

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This study develops a stylised DSGE model, that departs in one aspect: it replaces the general equilibrium approach by disequilibrium economics. In this way, richer macroeconomic adjustment dynamics result, as it is not necessary to assume that goods and labour markets continuously clear. The disequilibrium dynamics – in the form of regime-dependent output and employment fluctuations, wage and price adjustments-complicate (viz. enrich) the decision making problems faced by the fiscal and monetary policymakers. In particular the possibility of (multiple) regime switches implies the need for deeper analysis and monitoring of the disequilibrium mechanisms when designing and implementing monetary and fiscal policies.

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  • Bas van Aarle, 2012. "Macroeconomic Fluctuations in a Stylized DSGE Model with Disequilibrium Dynamics," CESifo Working Paper Series 4017, CESifo Group Munich.
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    Keywords

    disequilibrium analysis; DSGE model; macroeconomic policy;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E66 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General Outlook and Conditions
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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